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How to become a successful sports writer

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Save 25% on this masterclass using discount code SALE25 when booking your tickets between midnight Friday 24 November and midnight Monday 27 November.

Love watching sport? Enjoy writing? Learn how to transform your passions into a career, gain recognition and get paid in this competitive industry with Guardian sports journalist Emma John.

Do you dream of getting paid to report from the Olympics? Would you like to do more with your football knowledge than just argue with fans on Twitter? Join Guardian sports journalist and author Emma John for a masterclass that will improve the way you write about sport and help you stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Good sports reporting has never been more in demand. In the age of digital journalism, the field is wide open for original thinking and witty writing. This evening is your chance to find out what the Guardian – and other platforms – really value in sportswriting and how you can impress them.

Emma will share key tips on live reporting, interviewing and pitching to editors, as well as provide an insight into writing a sports book.

Whether you’d like to have a career in sports journalism or write about sport on a casual basis and get paid doing it, this course is a must for anyone who has ever felt they have something burning to say about sport.

Some subjects covered...

  • What is a runner anyway? How to write a live match report
  • Uncovering the real story: how to interview athletes
  • Is there a book in it? First steps in sports book publishing
  • What does the desk want? How to pitch to sports editors

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Emma John is a sportswriter and author of Following On: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket. She is a former deputy editor of the Observer magazine, Observer Sport Monthly and The Wisden Cricketer. She tweets @em_john.

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